Mary Tabor to Rev. Joseph Holdich

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Written from York. The first part of the letter given over to the sad death of her youngest boy of 2 and a half which followed that of her sister whom she had taken into her house to die. The disease was evidently consumption and the small boy contracted it from the aunt who was devoted to him. Congratulates her cousin on the birth of his first child. Describes the visit to York of Mr. Caughey, a revivalist whose methods to encourage penitents she did not approve. Overjoyed to hear of his proposed visit to England. Mar 1846.